A missionary from Missouri currently working in South Africa has caused outrage online as pictures of her dressed as a Syrian refugee appeared online.
Abigail Dapron’s outfit was complete with a hijab and a plastic baby doll in a sling.
This year we’ve seen the tragic death of hundreds of refugees as they’ve made the long and dangerous journey towards Europe, and with winter approaching, the death toll is set to rise considerably. Nur Initiative are raising money to help those is Lesvos. Donate here.
Did the Syrian refugee Halloween costume offend you?
— The Muslim Vibe (@themuslimvibe) November 2, 2015
Here are some responses to her choice of costume from the world of Twitter:
Woman 'dressed as Syrian refugee for Halloween'.
Making fun of Poor Refugees is not a Joke. #RipHumanity pic.twitter.com/xEbs2CUMRf
— SYED DAUD SHAH (@Daud_king) November 2, 2015
who just wakes up one day and thinks "yeah I'm going to be a Syrian refugee for Halloween. great idea!!!!!!! yeah!" https://t.co/pHWFMM5DGe
— mari (@leom0on) November 1, 2015
Someone thought it'd be funny to dress up as a Syrian refugee for Halloween. Humanity.
— Areeb Ullah #StayHome (@are_eb) November 1, 2015
The fact that multiple people thought it was okay to dress up as a Syrian refugee for Halloween is so sick
— SG (@sanaaaaaag) November 1, 2015
You have to be seriously sick in the head to think it is perfectly okay to 'dress up' as a refugee for #Halloween.
Reevaluate your morals.
— Anam (@AnamR_Syed) November 1, 2015
Some people thought it would be a good idea to be a Syrian refugee for halloween. Like, how? 💫💫
— dee (@_deelu) November 2, 2015